President, Taoiseach & British PM to attend funeral of Lyra McKee

 

The President, Taoiseach and the British Prime Minister will attend the funeral of Lyra McKee today.

Hundreds are expected at the service in St Anne’s Cathedral in Belfast for the 29 year old journalist who was shot dead while covering riots in Derry on Thursday night.

Lyra’s family issued a statement, saying she would have wanted “hate and intolerance” to be overcome with “love, understanding and kindness”.

Sinn Fein Vice President Michelle O’Neill says those responsible for Lyra’s death don’t have a place in society;